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asianmower
06-23-2004, 04:45 PM
is $50 too much to cut, edge, weedeat, and blow off a lawn?

chuckers
06-23-2004, 04:46 PM
you charge by sq not a price for all do some research on here before posting stupid questions

WeatherMan
06-23-2004, 04:47 PM
Amen-------------------------------------

asianmower
06-23-2004, 04:47 PM
why doi you charge by sq?

chuckers
06-23-2004, 04:48 PM
because i dont know if you noticed that peoples yards are different sizes well around here they are and some take more trim

asianmower
06-23-2004, 04:48 PM
and how much do you charge per sq?

95tsgr
06-23-2004, 04:48 PM
Your question is too vague! Not enough info.

MMLawn
06-23-2004, 04:50 PM
Naw man! $50 is WAY TO LOW. You should start at $100 for the really small yards and go UP from there. Also remember the very best time to cut yards is from Dec-Feb and NEVER do it March-Oct as it is way too hot, esp in GA where you are.

Start at $100 per small yard and go up, only cut Dec-Feb and you should make at least $100K the first year.

chuckers
06-23-2004, 04:51 PM
... double post

chuckers
06-23-2004, 04:53 PM
yes i charge around 9$ a sq the higher the more money you are going to make remember that. but stay out of the heat and try to cut at night

asianmower
06-23-2004, 04:53 PM
aww for real?
but in dec and jan its pretty cold here, so the grass dont grow

MMLawn
06-23-2004, 04:59 PM
That just makes it easier to cut and easier money for you though!

asianmower
06-23-2004, 04:59 PM
i dont think people around here will pay $100, cuase these are small houses

MMLawn
06-23-2004, 05:00 PM
Sure they will! Just try it.

chuckers
06-23-2004, 05:00 PM
well dont settle for anyless... because they are getting a deal then

Cutters Lawn Care
06-23-2004, 05:02 PM
18 egg rolls per sq. ft.

asianmower
06-23-2004, 05:04 PM
hey cutter lawn care... was that a racist reply?

chuckers
06-23-2004, 05:05 PM
no thats how we measure around here

crawdad
06-23-2004, 05:06 PM
Originally posted by asianmower
is $50 too much to cut, edge, weedeat, and blow off a lawn?

Way too much. "I've never paid more than fifteen dollars"
Hey, it aint rocket surgery. It's just a lawn mower.
Crawdad

asianmower
06-23-2004, 05:07 PM
sure whatever dude i dont want to start nuthin, im just tryin to get some answers to make me some money so chill out

MMLawn
06-23-2004, 05:08 PM
I think he was saying that you can get 18 eggrolls in 1 sq foot of grass. It was a comparison for size I think.....

Cutters Lawn Care
06-23-2004, 05:08 PM
Sorry man. I think what everyone is telling you is that you are too vague. All lawns are different. You are gonna charge by the size of the lawn. Sure some lawn are worth $50. Some less, some more. You need to read through alot of threads and get some valuable info before posting the question that you did.

chuckers
06-23-2004, 05:09 PM
just like i said the first post made on here

MMLawn
06-23-2004, 05:09 PM
What kind of equipment do you have asianmower?

asianmower
06-23-2004, 05:09 PM
so its like 100$ lawn to cut,edge, weedeat, and blow off every week? right

chuckers
06-23-2004, 05:12 PM
yes
thats the concept

asianmower
06-23-2004, 05:13 PM
ok,so your saying $100 is a bargain?

RedWingsDet
06-23-2004, 05:14 PM
thats a hell of a good bargin

MacTruck
06-23-2004, 05:14 PM
hmm... there is a great search button on here. And there is good old fashioned lurking. Read before you post, saves everyone some crap.

MMLawn
06-23-2004, 05:16 PM
Remember though also DO NOT waste your money on that high dollar commerical equip. What Walmart sells will do you just fine! More of the $100 in you pocket.

asianmower
06-23-2004, 05:20 PM
i got the equipment rite now

MMLawn
06-23-2004, 05:20 PM
What do you have?

EagleLandscape
06-23-2004, 05:21 PM
Asianmower. OK GET THIS IN YOUR HEAD. If its a big lawn it is going to cost more money than a smaller lawn. And no, don't buy stuff from walmart.

fga
06-23-2004, 05:22 PM
Originally posted by Cutters Lawn Care
18 egg rolls per sq. ft. :D :D :D :D that's so funny, yet so wrong.
the kid is 14!!!!, help em out. is $50 dollars too much, well how long does it take you to cut the lawn? and what type of machines do you have little guy.



:D :D :D that's still funny though......... actually, an eggroll here costs 1.50, so that's a pretty good profit i think.

asianmower
06-23-2004, 05:23 PM
ok i got a regular lawn mower, self propelled one, and a riding one, it takes me about 30- to and hour to finish a yard

fga
06-23-2004, 05:26 PM
50 might be alittle high then, cuz you're probably not as fast as you will be later on. 60 an hour is average, but it depends how fast you are. do you work by yourself or does your dad, brother help?

MMLawn
06-23-2004, 05:26 PM
Yeah you right he's 14. Sorry little man.

Heck I been cutting some accts longer than he's been around.

Just do a good job little man.

asianmower
06-23-2004, 05:28 PM
i work by myself

Cutters Lawn Care
06-23-2004, 05:30 PM
Hell we are all making fun of him. In 10 years he will probably be running a company the size of Brickman.

fga
06-23-2004, 05:31 PM
that means you keep everything you make, good. but you can't charge too much, cuz another company who can do it alot faster may charge less. figure out what you want to make on an average hour, be reasonable, and learn to estimate how long it will take you.

asianmower
06-23-2004, 05:35 PM
it will take me about an hour to finish a lawn

chuckers
06-23-2004, 05:35 PM
just cut it fast maybe cut only the front and cut the back everyother time?

Hrock
06-23-2004, 05:36 PM
Am i the only one who thinks this is a prank?

chuckers
06-23-2004, 05:37 PM
dude im trying to help the poor kid

asianmower
06-23-2004, 05:39 PM
are you saying to cut the front one hour and cut the back and hour?

chuckers
06-23-2004, 05:40 PM
no cut the front the first time then the next week cut the back

MMLawn
06-23-2004, 05:41 PM
>>are you saying to cut the front one hour and cut the back and hour?



Well, that way you could cut 4 yards in an 8 hour workday.

asianmower
06-23-2004, 05:42 PM
yeah, but these lawns are real small, how do i make it look like im workin the whole time?

MMLawn
06-23-2004, 05:42 PM
Hey asianmower you didn't mention a weedeater or blower in your equipment list?

chuckers
06-23-2004, 05:43 PM
just walk then stop for a minute and look at were u went then walk like 2 more steps then stop then look back

MMLawn
06-23-2004, 05:43 PM
If you can get an electric blower and weedeater and plug them in at your customers houses that will also save you some money on gas.

asianmower
06-23-2004, 05:44 PM
ooo, ok they also got sides so i could stop at the sides for awhile

Cutters Lawn Care
06-23-2004, 05:45 PM
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ LOL

MMLawn
06-23-2004, 05:45 PM
or hide in the bushes too while you leave the mower running for sound effects

asianmower
06-23-2004, 05:46 PM
hehehe that might wokr if there not spying on me

MMLawn
06-23-2004, 05:47 PM
Naw! Customers are never a pain nor would they spy or watch over your work.

asianmower
06-23-2004, 05:48 PM
o ok, so what should i charge per hour?

fga
06-23-2004, 05:48 PM
is this a prank?

asianmower
06-23-2004, 05:50 PM
how is this a prank?

chuckers
06-23-2004, 05:50 PM
i said it before and i will say it again dang it i am trying to help the poor kid

asianmower
06-23-2004, 05:54 PM
so how much do i charge per hour?

Lazer_Z
06-23-2004, 06:02 PM
Ok your 14 right? Now let me ask this how could you be in the biz for 4 years? That would mean you started cutting at age 10. What's the deal are you real or are you in it just for kicks????

fga
06-23-2004, 06:10 PM
Originally posted by asianmower
so how much do i charge per hour? i told you, 60 is an average, but in your case maybe alittle lower since you're not as efficient as you will be in a few years. you're totally off the books right? what do you pay for other then gas? are all your yards on your block? you don't pay car insurance. you overhead should $3 dollars a day. charge $25 an hour if you're by yourself, until you learn to price accordingly, and can back it up with some sort of quality. if you're not serious, atleast i'm attempting to to do the right thing.

asianmower
06-23-2004, 06:21 PM
ok istarted to cut grasas a little bit whe ni was ten, cou0ple lawns here and there makin 5 bucks each, but now i want to get more into it

asianmower
06-23-2004, 06:40 PM
hey think about this, 60 and hour,to do everything,every week

Carolina Cutter
06-23-2004, 08:58 PM
Originally posted by asianmower
sure whatever dude i dont want to start nuthin, im just tryin to get some answers to make me some money so chill out


Doesn't this just beat all. Here we go again. Hey, maybe it really is "just running a lawn mower" and we've all been fooled into buying this expensive equipment and really giving a darn about the service that we provide and....what the hell were we thinking when we started PAYING TAXES AND INSURANCE?

We should have all "not tried to start "nuthin" as our wise friend is doing and "made me (us's) some money and chilled out!:mad:

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06-24-2004, 12:29 AM
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TROTTMAN
06-24-2004, 03:13 AM
When you first start off you need to charge about $20 for a small yard. You will need to have a trimmer and a blower.

The trimmer is for getting close to the edges of a lawn like around the house or trees and you can make a nice verticle cut where the grass ends and where a walk-way or driveway is.

The blower is so that when you are done you can get all of the grass clippings and dirt off of the lawn.

Don't listen to anyone who says you should mow at night or in December or who tells you to charge $100 a lawn. They are just messing with you for a laugh. You need to charge about $20-30 for each lawn while you are starting off.

chuckwk
06-24-2004, 03:38 AM
Thank you 'TROTTMAN'. .....

Rather Be Fishing
06-24-2004, 03:45 AM
Originally posted by MMLawn
or hide in the bushes too while you leave the mower running for sound effects

Hey, if it beat actual work and productivity I would be all over that idea!!:D

asianmower, if you're for real (re:NOT a "troll" ), listen to TROTTMAN's post above. Here's the deal, you're a minor (under 18) and doing this for spare cash. It's technically not a business. No need for liability insurance for the most part, no need for any high dollar equipment. Heck, the idea of using an electric trimmer/blower combo at the customer's expenence isn't going to be any problem for you. Plenty of that stuff for sale at flea markets and garage sales that works perfectly fine for a 14 year old's needs. Just save a little of that money you'll be wasting on your girlfriends and other stuff to buy better tools and equipment along the way.

This will be my only post in this thread.

hartslawnmain
06-24-2004, 07:22 AM
Asian...this is not kindergarten for LCO's. It sounds as if you should go to work for a real LCO for at least a year and find out, first hand, how the business operates. Settle for $8-10 an hour your first year and get some real, hands on experience. You'll be glad you did. The guys on this site are and have been more than helpful to me, but if you have no idea how the business works then you should either a: see above b: go to e-bay and order a "How to Start a Lawn Care Business" manual (which will be as useless as t*ts on a boar hog) c: see "a"! Good luck.

JohnK
06-24-2004, 06:10 PM
Am i the only one who thinks this is a prank?

Nope. I think a lot of people just fell for it hook line and sinker.